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Recommended Articles – June 2018

We present to you the SystemVerilog and VHDL Grammars in HTML format. The grammars represent the BNF (Backus-Naur Form) notation in an HTML format, with hyperlinks, anchors and tooltips. You can also download them from the GitHub repository. John Neil, from AgileSOC, continues his reflection on how verification engineers should think about their testbench code: […]

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Recommended Articles – May 2018

Here is an interesting article discussing if any FPGA implementation contains an internal tri-state bus or not: FPGA internal tri-state buses I’m not a fan of long articles, but the subject of the following ones is of real interest for verification engineers. It is a transcript of a discussion between representatives of major EDA companies […]

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SystemVerilog and VHDL Grammars in HTML format

We share with the verification community the SystemVerilog and VHDL language grammars in browsable HTML format. The HTML grammars are based on SystemVerilog LRM 2012 (IEEE Std 1800TM-2012) and VHDL LRM 2008 (IEEE Std 1076TM-2008). You can browse these online on their dedicated page Resource > Grammars. You can also download them for off-line use […]

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Recommended Articles – April 2018

This month, Neil Johnson (AgileSOC) has challenged the verification community in an attempt to define a scope for the new Portable Stimulus Standard (PSS) and a place among the other existing verification techniques. He presents his view in a series of three articles. One of the articles presents each verification technique and its scope. In […]

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Recommended Articles – March 2018

Team Specman casts a new light on how to make the verification environment sensitive to reset. You can read about that in Temporals, Reset, and Test Phases Cadence has compiled some short guidelines which can optimize your SystemVerilog code. Take a look at them and check which one is already on your list and which […]

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Recommended Articles – February 2018

Ben Cohen, a leading expert on SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA), wrote an article about Concurrent Assertions and their limitations when it comes to using delays inside SVAs. He also shows how to replace complex assertions with tasks. In the end, he points it out nicely: “implementing an assertion with tasks is acceptable; SVA is just a […]